Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama, FBI head

Mar 12, 2013
US first lady Michelle Obama at the State Department on March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. Suspected hackers have posted online what they say are personal data and credit files of the first lady, FBI chief Robert Mueller and celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Suspected hackers have posted online what they say are personal data and credit files of US first lady Michelle Obama, FBI chief Robert Mueller and celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z.

The website posted what appeared to be reports from the leading credit rating agencies with personal financial information and of Obama and the others.

Among those whose data was posted were Obama, Mueller, US Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and celebrities including Britney Spears, Mel Gibson and Ashton Kutcher.

The White House declined to comment, and credit rating agencies involved—Transunion, Equifax, Experian—did not immediately comment.

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Shootist
2.5 / 5 (16) Mar 12, 2013
Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama


I don't care who posts what about this individual. Her husband is pResident of the United States. She, on the other hand, is nothing without a fawning press.
sheppard
2.6 / 5 (5) Mar 12, 2013
Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama


I don't care who posts what about this individual. Her husband is pResident of the United States. She, on the other hand, is nothing without a fawning press.


As opposed to yourself - who is nothing at all. Except a loser
Noumenon
2.5 / 5 (14) Mar 12, 2013
Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama


I don't care who posts what about this individual. Her husband is pResident of the United States. She, on the other hand, is nothing without a fawning press.


She needs to be protected as a matter of national security and as a citizen of the USA.
tjcoop3
2.8 / 5 (4) Mar 12, 2013
Anyone who thinks that there is such a thing as privacy, much as we wish it were true, is grossly misinformed.
I think it is especially ironic that the FBI Director is included considering that that organization is by far the greatest perpetrator of privacy violations in the entire earth.
Hackers are no threat-your government is the greatest violator of rights and privacy that exists.
BTW who cares about MO or Beyonce or Jay-Z et.al. they are just people like you and me. They are not Gods. Geesh!
ValeriaT
1 / 5 (6) Mar 12, 2013
It could be just a provocation of intelligence service, which would justify the strengthening of Internet control. In general, the PO shouldn't publish anything, which cannot be verified from independent source.
kochevnik
1 / 5 (4) Mar 12, 2013
@Noumenon She needs to be protected as a matter of national security and as a citizen of the USA.
Uh technically Obama would be within his rights to drone assassinate her legally as a matter of "national security" without due process. You are so 1990

Personally I don't know why Obama doesn't drone some of the redneck trash giving him 80 Secret Service threats daily
Noumenon
2.1 / 5 (11) Mar 13, 2013
@Noumenon She needs to be protected as a matter of national security and as a citizen of the USA.
Uh technically Obama would be within his rights to drone assassinate her legally as a matter of "national security" without due process. You are so 1990


As usual, you're misinformed. Obama has no legal authority to drone an American citizen,... he was forced to admit this by Rand Paul's filibuster in congres.

The MSM made a very big deal about Bush's patriot act and taping suspected phone calls originating from certain foreign countries,.... but were silent wrt droning Americans. I think a drone missile to the forehead is a little worse than listening in on a foreign originated call that contain key words, don't you? The left and the MSM are corrupt hypocrites.

Obama didn't even respect the issue enough to put forth a unambiguous answer, until R. Paul forced it in congress. We still have zero answer about Benghazi.
tjcoop3
3.7 / 5 (3) Mar 13, 2013
@Noumeron-First Obama's statement was broad enough that it leaves the door open for them to do whatever they please. Besides, since when has something being illegal stopped an Executive. They'll just come up with a cover lie.
And yes I think violating my right to private conversation is a very big deal. Nearly as bad as having the drones as one's words are easily twisted but one might dodge a drone.
BTW anyone who believes that the only conversations that our government listens to are those with foreigners is grossly ignorant of this governments proclivity to stretch their authority as far as they can.
Who do you think would stop them? A bunch of, generally pu##ies in DC. Give me a break. These bureaucrats, with the full consent of their elected overseers, do whatever they think they can get by with, with a complete disdain for your rights.
They believe they are the law.
Government is supposed to be afraid if it's citizens! Instead, most citizens fear the heavy hand of the law!
kochevnik
1 / 5 (3) Mar 14, 2013
@Noumenon She needs to be protected as a matter of national security and as a citizen of the USA.
Uh technically Obama would be within his rights to drone assassinate her legally as a matter of "national security" without due process. You are so 1990


@Noumenon As usual, you're misinformed. Obama has no legal authority to drone an American citizen,... he was forced to admit this by Rand Paul's filibuster in congres.Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil
From March 7, 2013 what part of Holder's "Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil" do you not understand? Like every conservatard you're living in a dream world or time warp
I think a drone missile to the forehead is a little worse
George W. Bush instigated drone strikes during the final year of his presidency, you naive neocon
Noumenon
2.1 / 5 (11) Mar 16, 2013
From March 7, 2013 what part of Holder's "Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil" do you not understand?


Of course the military (and law enforcement) should be used within the USA against US citizens, if there is an active threat that calls for such use, i.e. by an armed group of roaming thugs or anti-government extremists, etc. Nothing new.

That wasn't the concern in question. The question was droning individual US citizens who are not engaged in combative action at the moment of the kill,... as is being done in foreign lands (which I support).

Here is E. Holders response;

"'Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.' The answer to that question is no." - AG. E. Holder

George W. Bush instigated drone strikes during the final year of his presidency, you naive neocon


Correct, and Obama is wisely continuing that.
spaceagesoup
1 / 5 (4) Mar 16, 2013
Coe nothing says freedom and strength like Drone strikes on your weaker enemies, who are mostly just trying to protect their innocents.
spaceagesoup
1 / 5 (4) Mar 17, 2013
I hate that this refeeder site is FILLED with yankee vile. it makes for bad science, potent vitriol and less than progressive conversation. And probably also the reason articles on this site adopt such an infantile non-journalistic style. You know... so you can digest it okay? Well you're making it shit boring for the rest of us. Who cares about Obama (or his damn wife) or your stupid star-fucking celebrity-lapping media. Clearly, even "pop science" is poisoned by your Hollywooded way. Grow Up Amerikkka. .
spaceagesoup
1 / 5 (4) Mar 17, 2013
The parts of your culture that will continue to be attacked by other groups who righteously defend the lesser peoples of the world. Who don't clamour for unstoppable limitless capital, at the expense of anything...

When your media and government lays down what is important for your people to pay attention to, and those things are your own Pres's wife... and crap actors (oh yes, they are)... you've gotta realise that this isn't about privacy (LOL!) but actually about showing up the meaningless fabric of your social conventions and social order.
Requiem
1.8 / 5 (5) Mar 17, 2013
spaceagesoup: I don't care where you live, the people that call the shots have a price measured in wealth/power just like everybody else in the world.

Either there's no takers because they are largely inconsequential, or you have deluded yourself into thinking otherwise. Individual acts of Human greed have been the crux of every type of civilization that mankind has created thus far, they simply manifest in different ways with different societies.

The American iteration of capitalism exposes this as boom/bust cycles, and possibly ultimately collapse. Communism allows corruption to go unchecked until it results in collapse. Islamic societies tend to reach a breaking point where the people get tired of oppression. Etc, etc, etc...
Requiem
1.5 / 5 (6) Mar 17, 2013
At least the average American actually has a reasonable chance to become wealthy if they truly apply themselves to the task. So it's unsurprising that people lust for wealth, just like a caveman would lust for the delicious looking fruit hanging 30 feet up in the tree. It's right there, he can probably get it with some effort.

Surely you aren't suggesting that no fruit for 100 miles in any direction is a better way to run things? It'd just be terrible if a society people were always trying to find ways to be productive and earn wealth...
Noumenon
2.1 / 5 (11) Mar 18, 2013
@spaceagesoup, you don't know what you're talking about. You're just a know-nothing liberal mush head, that don't understand a damn thing, and thinks he's engaging in political discourse by jumping on the meaningless "I hate America" bandwagon. No natural force ever made use of by man, has done more to improve the human condition than the pursuit of wealth, capitalism, and individual liberty.

For example,..:.

Coe nothing says freedom and strength like Drone strikes on your weaker enemies, who are mostly just trying to protect their innocents.


Two incredibly stupid statements, that only could come from a gross Australian (see, I can generalize meaninglessly too).

a) Those being droned are active terrorists that seek to kill innocent people,... in fact they oppress their own people. b) because one force is stronger than another should not give free license to the 'weaker' enemy to attack at will,... thus defense is necessary irrespective of relative strengths.
Noumenon
2.1 / 5 (11) Mar 18, 2013
When your media and government lays down what is important for your people to pay attention to, and those things are your own Pres's wife... and crap actors (oh yes, they are)... you've gotta realise that this isn't about privacy (LOL!) but actually about showing up the meaningless fabric of your social conventions and social order.


But your entire idiotic and childish caricature of America seems to stem from superficial light media sources in your country,... and you're being influenced by them to form your dopy know-nothing spoon fed "opinion". Americans actually have hard news sources and don't take Hollywood serious. Hollywood is in no way representitive of American culture, imbecile.

If you had actually lived IN America and had knowldge of world history, you would know that the USA is the most economicaly generous nation on the planet, as is, and again has done more to improve the human condition through free market capitalism than any other form of government in history.